9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring West End musical!
9 to 5 the Musical is about to get down to business – with a strictly limited season at the West End’s Savoy Theatre. Starring Louise Redknapp, Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley, the smash-hit musical features an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. We have excellent seats in the stalls for the matinee performance of the show, followed by dinner.

Date

03/07/2019

Location

The Savoy Theatre

9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre

About this excursion

£130 per person

9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to9 to 5 cast 2 boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Inspired by the cult film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!

Following the matinee performance of this show and we shall depart for Clerkenwell where one of London’s best Fish and Chip restaurants will supply a glass of bubbly, followed by our dinner with tea or coffee before we leave for home – outside of the rush hour.

About the Savoy Theatre

Designed by C I Phipps and decorated by Collinson & Locke, the most beautifully fitted theatre in Europe opened its doors on 10th October 1881 with a transfer from the Opera Comique of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera Patience. Built at the instigation of Impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte, who wanted his own theatre in order to stage the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, the Savoy Theatre became famous as the first public building in the world to be lit by incandescent electric lights.

On 3rd June, 1929, the Victorian auditorium was invaded by workmen and  Savoy Theatredemolished and, 135 days later “a gleaming palace had sprung up”, a magic miracle of modernism built by Rupert D’Oyly Carte with Frank Tugwell as the architect and decorative designs by Basil Ionides. The Theatre re opened on 21st October 1929 with a revival of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, designed by Charles Ricketts and conducted by Dr Malcolm Sargent.

In 1982, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off premièred at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, directed by Michael Blakemore and starring Patricia Routledge, Paul Eddington, and Nicky Henson. It opened to universally ecstatic reviews and shortly after transferred to the Savoy Theatre, where it ran until 1987 with five successive casts. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.

Loved, and eventually listed, the Savoy Theatre’s auditorium, ravaged with fire in the early hours of 12th February 1990, has now been triumphantly and dazzlingly recreated under the guidance of the theatre’s late chairman, Sir Hugh Wontner, and the distinguished architect, Sir William Whitfield. The auditorium and public areas have been faithfully restored to the 1929 vision of Tugwell and Ionides.

The theatre re-opened on 19th July 1993 in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales with a Royal Gala performed by English National Ballet. As a tribute to Gilbert and Sullivan, the overture to Patience was played and the season’s programme included Wayne Sleep’s specially commissioned ballet Savoy Suite with music by Sullivan arranged by Carl Davis.

The cost of this event includes luxury coach transport. your ticket for the show, dinner and, of course, treats

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Book on this excursion

£130.00